Aurangabad, Jul 11: A Border Security Force (BSF) chopper carrying nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials made an emergency landing in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Wednesday. All on-board are safe, news agency ANI reported.
The military camouflage painted Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) ‘Dhruv’, deployed in anti-Naxal operations, reportedly developed a technical problem. It landed safely at about 11:55 PM at an open field in Uphara area of the Left Wing Extremism affected district, officials were quoted as saying in a PTI report.
According to reports, the chopper was carrying CRPF’s Additional Director General (central zone) Kuldiep Singh, Inspector General (Bihar Sector) Charu Sinha, a Commanding Officer and few local police officials. They were enroute to a camp of the CoBRA battalion in Barachatti in Gaya for a review meeting when the incident took place.
“The chopper developed some technical snag and hence made an emergency landing,” an official said, adding all occupants were safe and there was no damage to the aircraft.
All the officials are part of the anti-Naxal operations grid of the Central Reserve Police Force deployed in various Maoist violence affected states and ADG Singh is the chief of this formation, they said.
The CoBRA (Commando Battalion for Resolute Action) is an elite jungle warfare unit of the CRPF.
(Inputs from agencies)